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Project Updates

Fifteen Students Selected as Upstate-Global Collective Summer Student Research Fellows for 2017

Wed, 03/29/2017 - 9:14am

Fifteen students have been selected for summer research positions through the Upstate-Global Collective program, which provides opportunities for students to engage with faculty from outside their home institution.  These finalists were selected from an exceptionally strong pool of over 65 students who applied to be considered for these positions.  The list of student researchers and faculty mentors are provided below, along with a brief description of the projects:

1. "Understanding...

Study Abroad Collaboration

Tue, 11/11/2014 - 1:40pm

Across the New York Six, it is possible for students to study on six of the world's seven continents.  While individual colleges cannot offer this breadth of programming on their own, we hope to open up programs to students across the Consortium on a space-available basis.  As part of this effort, we are building off of the experience of Hobart and William Smith Colleges and Union College, which together established the successful Partnership for Global Education with the support of the...

Language Learning Groups

Fri, 10/03/2014 - 8:10am

As our institutions are under increasing pressure to control costs, they must carefully consider the need to offer the breadth of educational opportunities which are at the heart of the liberal-arts experience.  With lower enrollments and less demand, the less-commonly taught languages often face the most scrutiny.  And yet the availability of instruction in these languages is critical for students who wish to study (and perhaps work) in countries in which these are the primary languages.  ...

Upstate-Global Collective

Thu, 09/25/2014 - 9:32am

***The Request for Preliminary Proposals for UGC Faculty Fellows was announced October 22, 2014.  You can find more information at the following URL:

The New York Six Upstate-Global Collective (UGC) will be a scholarly community supporting teaching and learning around academic themes that have rich historical roots in upstate New...